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COVID-19 pandemic looms over final stretch of federal election campaign

COVID-19 pandemic looms over final stretch of federal election campaign

OTTAWA — The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic coloured some heated political debate Saturday in the final stretch of the federal election campaign.
Obituary published in Amherst, N.S., describes family of six who died in trailer fire

Obituary published in Amherst, N.S., describes family of six who died in trailer fire

AMHERST, N.S. — The obituary of a Nova Scotia family who died in a fire in a travel trailer a week ago is providing further details about the mother, father and four young children. The information published by a funeral home in Amherst, N.S.
P.E.I. Green Leader says Tory premier's scolding him on COVID-19 revealed as improper

P.E.I. Green Leader says Tory premier's scolding him on COVID-19 revealed as improper

CHARLOTTETOWN — Prince Edward Island's Opposition leader says a rise in COVID-19 cases has revealed the inappropriateness of a public scolding dished out by the premier over criticisms of the government's back-to-school pandemic policies.
Quebec judge refuses request for fully vaccinated jury at Montreal trial

Quebec judge refuses request for fully vaccinated jury at Montreal trial

MONTREAL — A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled a juror doesn't need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in a Montreal fraud trial.
Search of shore and waters underway for two men missing off Labrador coast

Search of shore and waters underway for two men missing off Labrador coast

MARY'S HARBOUR, N.L. — A search is underway for an overdue fishing vessel with two men on board that departed a small coastal community in Labrador on Friday morning.
N.S. premier tells people who protested at public health doctor's home to 'grow up'

N.S. premier tells people who protested at public health doctor's home to 'grow up'

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative premier has asked people who protested proof-of-vaccination policies outside the home of the province's chief medical officer of health to consider acting more like adults.
Coral reefs have lost half their ability to support human communities, study finds

Coral reefs have lost half their ability to support human communities, study finds

A Canadian-led team of scientists has concluded that tropical coral reefs that feed millions around the world have lost about half their ability to support human communities since 1950.
Majority of Quebecers support mandatory health-care worker vaccination: Leger poll

Majority of Quebecers support mandatory health-care worker vaccination: Leger poll

MONTREAL — More than three-quarters of Quebecers support mandatory vaccination for health-care workers, according to a new Leger poll, which also found strong support for vaccine passports across the country.
Voting in Nunavut challenging with nine communities without advance polls

Voting in Nunavut challenging with nine communities without advance polls

IQALUIT, Nunavut — Nearly 5.8 million Canadians voted in advance polls, says Elections Canada, but residents of nine communities in Nunavut will have to wait until Monday to cast their ballots.
Riding to watch ahead of the federal election: Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Riding to watch ahead of the federal election: Gaspésie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine

The Gaspésie region in eastern Quebec is best known to outsiders for its charming villages, outdoor recreation opportunities and panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River, but it could also become contested territory on election day.